Rishabh Pant, the India wicketkeeper, was seriously hurt in a car accident near his village of Roorkee, Uttarakhand, and was rushed to the hospital.
Pant is “out of danger,” according to Bengaluru’s NCA head VVS Laxman on Twitter; nevertheless, it is unclear what extent of injuries Pant sustained.
The incident likely occurred early on Friday morning as Pant was traveling back to New Delhi. After being taken to the emergency room, he was transferred to a private facility in Dehradun*.
Praying for Rishabh Pant. Thankfully he is out of danger. Wishing @RishabhPant17 a very speedy recovery. Get well soon Champ.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2022
The Indian cricket team did not include Pant, age 25, in their selections for the Twenty20 International and One Day International matches against Sri Lanka that began on January 3.
Before the February Test series against Australia, he was scheduled to undergo strength training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Recently, he guided India to a 2-0 series victory against Bangladesh thanks to a match-winning performance of 93 in the second Test played in Mirpur.